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Darling Harbour

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Darling Harbour
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9240 8500
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and...

Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.

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My husband & I visited for a work trip but found it was so close to everything that we had plenty of down time in between events! We had the freshest seafood & variety of happy... read more

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband & I visited for a work trip but found it was so close to everything that we had plenty of down time in between events! We had the freshest seafood & variety of happy hours to chose from!

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Pointon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Especially good Indian restaurant on upper level of Harbourside, Zaffron. Lovely view of Darling Harbour while enjoying dinner. Plenty of shops and restaurants in the area although, the food court isn't as good as in the past. Easy to reach from Central Quay by ferry.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything is her. Shopping, eating, drinking, relaxing. The perfect place to spend a relaxing day seemingly away from all of the hustle of a major city. Always a pleasure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As i stayed nearby, it was one of my frequent spots.I truly enjoyed the eves and weekends.Also its walking distance to the Opera house

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Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped there from a boat trip. Lots of eating places and shops. A bustling place to visit. Very interesting buildings on the Quay.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the ideal place to visit in Sydney, lots of places to eat and drink and plenty of shopping opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the pleasure of participating in a regatta operated by Sydney by Sail, which operates from the Festival Pontoon in Darling Harbor - located between the maritime museum and bridge. The maritime museum is definitely worth a visit. In case one does not have the time for a sailing trip on the harbor I recommend simply crossing the harbor... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for family day out! We loved watching the free fireworks on saturday evening - a must! The Aquarium was a good fun experience too.We had nice coffee and chocolates in the Lindt cafe and a good fixed price meal at lunchtime in a cafe. There are lots of lunch time and happy hour evening meals/drinks in the bars/cafes... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just the place to enjoy leisurely meals at one of the fine restaurants, with views of the park or the water. Visit the Aquarium, or Madame Tausards, or book a morning tea, lunch or dinner boat cruise or a day or 1/2 day trip out into the country-side. Or just laze around on the deck-chairs on the grass that are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel was right across the street from the harbor so we went over there twice. There are dozens and dozens of restaurants, all kinds, and fun attractions as well. There is a small bridge connecting two sides of the harbor, and it was fun to walk over at night to see part of the city lit up.

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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